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Farm holidays in the most beautiful part of Umbria!
Between the rivers Tiber and Nera lies an Umbrian countryside area, unknown to most tourists: the Comprensorio Amerino, or Surroundings of Amelia, the ancient medieval town famous for the limestone polygonal walls (3rd cent. BC). It is a fascinating place, crossed by old Roman roads and very rich in both nature and culture.
In the heart of this beautiful landscape, between Amelia and Porchiano del Monte, you find Podere Agrituristico Luchiano. The Podere produces extra virgin olive oil, flower honey and green table olives in brine. At Luchiano you can also enjoy a wonderful farm holiday.
Podere Luchiano is ideally situated four touring the area being close to a wealth of touristic attractions such as Todi, Orvieto, Narni and within easy reach, by road (1 hour) or rail (1 and a half hour), of Rome, Perugia and Assisi, the town of St. Francis.
On our site we offer you a first glimpse of our accommodations and of the beautiful environment of Luchiano!
Luna - This apartment is situated on the ground floor and measures 85 sq.m. There are two double bedrooms (one with king size bed, one with two single beds), two bathrooms, a living/dining room with color TV and one divan-bed and an American kitchen with dishwasher, oven and four gas burners. There is also a washing machine in the apartment. Wi-Fi
Foresteria - This large and very beautiful apartment is situated on the first floor, only a few steps from the garden and measures 130 sq.m. There are two double bedrooms (one with a king size bed, the other with two single beds), two bathrooms (one with bath), a washing room with washing machine, a kitchen with dishwasher, oven and four gas burners, a large living- and dining room with fireplace, color TV and a double divan-bed. One cot is also available for children. Outside there is an open balcony (in common with the next apartment). Wi-Fi
Elio - This apartment is situated on the ground floor and measures 55 sq.m. It has a double bedroom with a king size bed, one bathroom, a living/dining room with color TV and one divan-bed and an American kitchen with oven and four gas burners. There is also a washing machine in the apartment. Wi-Fi
There is evidence that in Roman times a villa or large farm existed in the place of the current podere Luchiano. In the Middle Ages there was a sanctuary for Santa Firmina, which ruins were still visible at the beginning of the last century. Probably this sanctuary was located in the place where the land of the saint was, maybe even her home. In an act of 1160, the place is called Agulianus, a name that would later turn into Luchiano. Perhaps the memory of Santa Firmina was the reason for Franciscan monks to found a small monastery in the 16th century. The monastery was eventually abandoned. At the beginning of the 19th century the surviving remains of the complex became a new destination and in 1821 podere Luchiano was born. From here a wealthy landowner ruled over his lands and his tenants, who threshed their grain each year on the still existing and for Umbria unique threshing floor -the aia- and held a big harvest festival afterwards to celebrate. But also this farm disappeared and Luchiano again fell into disrepair. Until Francesco Forniz, a winemaker himself, bought the ruins in 1993 and restored the building to its former glory, but with all modern conveniences. Through his intervention Luchiano is again the robust, classic 19th century Umbrian farmhouse with six acres of land, on which mainly olive trees grow, but where also walnuts and grapes each year bear their fruits. The small company is combined with a charming holiday house, comprising of three spacious apartments with lots of privacy. Luchiano is now runned by daughter Francesca Forniz, how exchanged her work as a translator English/German for the stewardship of the beautiful estate.